Communication skills: develop your writing and digital skills through website design (ESOL level 1-2)
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
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Course Code: ESWD01
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This course is about developing your writing skills and expression by learning to write for a website. At the same time you will improve your digital skills by designing a website, embedding text and videos and deciding about layout and content. You will focus on how to write in a way suitable for the web, how to structure the writing and make it scannable, and use the right tone. You will improve your vocabulary and your overall writing style and confidence. You will also work on creating a video ensuring your speak well. And you will learn about how to embed this video in the website. You will also work on the digital skills you need to lay out a website, publish it and ensure it looks professional. Whether for work, pleasure or general communication skills, this course will help you communicate in an effective, engaging way.
What will we cover?
• creating and publishing a website using a popular website design application
• identifying how the purpose and audience of a website affects the writing
• identifying the most essential features of website writing and communication
• structuring your writing so it is appropriate for web pages
• using techniques to make your writing scannable and easy to read
• using vocabulary suitable for a website's topic and audience
• writing in a suitable tone and style
• making appropriate decisions about content and focus of a website
• using basic principles of effective website design and layout
• editing and proof-reading your text to avoid repetition and mistakes
• producing a video for a website - speaking fluently and engagingly
• uploading videos to websites.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• create and publish a website using a popular website design application
• identify how the purpose and audience of a website affects the writing
• identify the most essential features of website writing and communication
• structure your writing so it is appropriate for web pages
• use techniques to make your writing scannable and easy to read
• use vocabulary suitable for a website's topic and audience
• write in a suitable tone and style
• make appropriate decisions about content and focus of a website
• use basic principles of effective website design and layout
• edit and proof-read your text to avoid repetition and mistakes
• produce a video for a website - speaking fluently and engagingly
• upload videos to websites.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for ESOL learners at levels 10-2 (upper-intermediate). You need to have some confidence in using a computer but no specific digital skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor. You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step-by-step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need a pen, paper and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and a code for Google classroom so you can communicate with classmates and access materials, videos etc. online.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are many courses you can do before, at the same time or after this course. These include:
• Communication skills: developing your writing, speaking and digital skills through creating a radio programme (ESOL level 1-2)
• ESOL - communication skills for life and work (level 1 speaking and listening) / (reading and writing)
• ESOL - communication skills for life and work (level 2 speaking and listening) / (reading and writing)
• Workplace communication skills: customer care and front of house hospitality (ESOL level 1-level 2)
• Develop your writing and language skills (level 1-level 2)
• A mile in my shoes: how to tell a story (level 1-2)
• ESOL pronunciation: stage 1 (level 1-2)
Communication skills: read well, write well (level 1-level 2)
• Business English communication skills: from negotiating to report writing to presentations (level 2)
• Business English communication skills: communicating, managing, selling (level 2)
• English dialogue: speaking, listening, pronunciation, performance (level 1-2)
• Matters of opinion (level 2)
•Business English communication skills: finding the right word in business (advanced)
•ESOL: Develop your writing: grammar, vocabulary, expression (advanced
• Grammar in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)
• Writing skills in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)
You can also do classes in the maths and digital skills areas. These include:
• Discover the maths in the world around you: from nature to buildings (entry 3-level 1)
• Maths and podcasting: talk about maths (level 1-level 2)
• Becoming data literate: how to understand and interpret the data all around you (level 1-2)
• Getting started: becoming confident on Instagram and TikTok (complete beginners)
• Getting started: becoming confident on Facebook and Twitter (complete beginners)
For more information, talk with your tutor or contact email@example.com / 020 4582 0423.